Comment. Share. Connect. Join ASAP in an ongoing conversation about local food FROM HERE in the Southern Appalachians.

ASAP’s broad approach to supporting the local food movement in the Southern Appalachians means that we always have a lot on our plate. But thanks to our latest class of spring interns, we don’t have more than we can chew. These five interns are helping to run many of ASAP’s programs while learning more about the ins and outs of life at a bustling nonprofit.

If you’d like to get involved in our internships program, ASAP is currently recruiting for the summer season. Visit our internships page to learn about opportunities with our Local Food Research Center, Local Food Campaign, and much more!
Read the rest of this entry »

In: Connecting With ASAP, NewsNo Comments

An internship with ASAP provides the opportunity for people to learn how ASAP supports the local food movement in Western North Carolina.  Each of our fall interns have found a niche in one of our departments including, the Local Food Campaign, Growing Minds Farm to School Program, the Local Food Research Center and many more!  The team at ASAP includes some of the most enthusiastic and hard-working people around and our interns are no exception. Meet our Fall 2014 interns! Read the rest of this entry »

In: Connecting With ASAP, News, uncategorized(1) Comment

From time to time, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. For this post, our Local Food Research Center shares about a recent consulting project. Read the rest of this entry »

In: Program Post(1) Comment

From ASAP’s Local Food Research Center:

Today the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a preliminary report of the long awaited 2012 Census of Agriculture. Though county-level data is still to come, state-level data for North Carolina reveals interesting new trends.

Read the rest of this entry »

In: News(7) Comments
Local Food Research Center

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This month, our programs share an insider’s look back at 2013 and ahead to the new year. First, travel on a research odyssey. Read the rest of this entry »

In: Program PostNo Comments
CONNECT map

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week our Local Food Research Center shares they’re beginning their research of another food system: that of Charlotte, NC, in partnership with great organizations working east of the mountains! Read the rest of this entry »

In: Program PostNo Comments
Farmers

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center presents some of the responses they’ve gathered to this important question: When the challenges are so numerous and the stakes so high, what is it that keeps farming families in the business?

Read the rest of this entry »

In: Connecting With ASAP, Program PostNo Comments
Hannah at Market

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center hands over their Program Post reins to a young researcher from UNC Asheville, Hannah James. Hannah has been helping them find out what shoppers think about local food and local food branding. 

Read the rest of this entry »

In: Connecting With ASAP, Program PostNo Comments
Local Food Bumper Sticker

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, a member of our research team wonders, “Why is local food working in Asheville and the Southern Appalachians but not necessarily in other places?” Read the rest of this entry »

In: Connecting With ASAP, Program PostNo Comments
Farm Landscape

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center team talks tech! Specifically, they explore if GIS technology is a good fit for agricultural systems work.

Read the rest of this entry »

In: Connecting With ASAP, Program PostNo Comments